Workout Clothes?

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    Sep 20, 2007 1:30 AM GMT
    Where do you guys shop for workout clothes? I'm usually a wife beater and bball shorts kinda guy... but I feel like I need to kick things up.

    I've been working as a Personal Trainer all summer, and looking sloppy when I'm off duty just isnt an option anymore! LOL

    Any suggestions?
  • Salubrious

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    Sep 20, 2007 7:17 AM GMT
    Usually an older t-shirt, but sometimes a wife beater (tanktop is better, but is its till accurate?) and basketball shorts.
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    Sep 20, 2007 12:00 PM GMT
    SINGLET
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    Sep 20, 2007 12:32 PM GMT
    Isn't a singlet one of those one-piece wrestling uniforms?
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    Sep 20, 2007 12:59 PM GMT
    If you're near a Target, Champion has a line called C9 and its comfortable low cost workout gear. Everything from running pants to soft mesh shirts. If you want to spend more, I hear that lululemon has great stuff too.
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    Sep 20, 2007 4:22 PM GMT
    NIKE TOWN!!!!
    Sports Authority!!
    Any Sporting Goods Store...
    Those are my fav's!!
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    Sep 20, 2007 4:28 PM GMT
    There is a Salvation Army store in my hood that gets all the samples from Target! I think the must I have spent is like $2 for a pair of shorts...otherwise everything is around $1...good deal!

    I go to the gym at 5:00am so I don't feel the need to impress anyone...they are all half asleep anyway!....i just have the basics in basic colors...
  • iHavok

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    Sep 20, 2007 4:40 PM GMT
    I have three pair of blue mesh shorts, 3 pair of black, and whatever tee shirt falls into my hands at four thirty is good to go.
    Thank god it doesn't matter.I'm sure the old people at the gym are too blind to be able to see color distinction still.
  • jc_online

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    Sep 20, 2007 4:41 PM GMT
    just wear something comfortable. I usually pull on a pair of gym shorts and a T-shirt with the sleeves cut off. I don't like to have sleeves on while I'm working out, and wearing an A-shirt leaves too much skin exposed and I end up sticking to the pleather benches.

    FYI: the A-shirt is the propoer and less derogatory word for the "wifebeater". Any chance of ending misogyny is this lifetime?

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    hatred, dislike, or mistrust of women.
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    Sep 20, 2007 4:44 PM GMT
    jc...youve obviously never been married to a woman!! Misogony applies...trust me!!!
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    Sep 20, 2007 4:58 PM GMT
    Basketball shorts and a t-shirt that i cut the sleeves off of.

    I like the term wifebeater... i think it's comical and less about the wife and more abouot the people who beat their wives.

    I remember before people actually wore wifebeaters on a regular basis, much like trucker caps, and the term ascribed to the t-shirt conjured images of mobile homes, cheap beer and the guts associated with them...

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    Sep 21, 2007 2:33 AM GMT
    I'm with mascjockatl in recommending Sports Authority. Compared with other large sporting goods stores (Dick's and Scheels), they seem to have a better selection and more sizes.
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    Sep 21, 2007 5:49 PM GMT
    hmmm. we always called the a-shirt a "guido" shirt
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    Sep 21, 2007 8:06 PM GMT
    I started buying the "duo dry" moisture wicking shirts (Nike, C9) and don't think I can go back to regular t-shirts for workouts.

    I don't feel my arms are buff enough yet to get away with wearing an a-shirt around the gym.

    I have a few pairs of sweat pants and C9 b-ball shorts as well.
  • Multi

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    Sep 22, 2007 9:54 PM GMT
    Big 5 is always good for some sort of clothing. If you want to go cheap for just working out, just go get some wife beaters or some white shirts from Wal-Mart. 4 pack for 8 dollars!
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    Sep 23, 2007 7:36 PM GMT
    Look Professional in the gym, you are being looked at on or off duty!

    Casual gym wear, keep it clean and don't look slutty.
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    Sep 23, 2007 7:59 PM GMT
    My goodness! Wear something comfortable and clean! The gym is not a fashion catwalk (even though most gay gyms like assuming they are).
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    Sep 23, 2007 8:17 PM GMT
    I buy directly from Under Armour online. I hate shopping more than just about anything.
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    Sep 23, 2007 8:22 PM GMT
    Physique Bodywear

    http://www.physiquebodywear.com
  • Jericophantom...

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    Dec 11, 2010 8:24 AM GMT
    When I started working out the I was in my Shirt and shorts then I felt like I hit a wall so with a little research and references I bought these neoprene pants and this waist band and I finally broke down and invested in a jockstrap and according to my research the neoprenes made me sweat "ALOT" more in that region and the waist band is slowly shrinking my waist region an the purpose pf the jockstrap was to provide better flexibility and stability it felt kinda weird at first but now Im used to it my next thing will be the neoprene shirt and then maybe additional weights on me
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    Dec 11, 2010 8:43 AM GMT
    I feel so comfortable in a pair of spandex/compression shorts by themselves for two reasons: 1. It's airy. I can't wear pants to workout; it's way too hot. 2. When I am sweaty and ready to go on the treadmill, my thighs don't rub/stick together so I have a smooth run. As far as tops goes, I ten to stick to anything that allows the maximum movement. I love the string tank. It shows off my muscles and motivates me even more.